Stem Cell Therapy
Bone marrow derived stem cells (BMCs) are stem cells found in the bone marrow. Bone marrow has a rich source of mescenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These stem cells have the potential to differentiate into cells present in tissues like bone, cartilage, muscles, and fat. They have the benefit of being able to treat areas of the body experiencing degeneration, inflammation, and injury due to their ability to help promote healing, regeneration, and repair of these tissues. Stem cells are commonly used to treat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knees, hips, and shoulders.
The procedure is performed under mild sedation. Under fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance the stem cells are extracted from the bone marrow in your iliac crest. This is then spun down in a centrifuge to separate the stem cells from the other blood components. Under ultrasound or X-ray guidance the concentrated stem cells are then injected into the injured area. Repair will begin immediately but it may take up to 6 weeks to feel a reduction in pain.
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